Hi, my name is Raul Jordan - I am a Go developer working on the Ethereum blockchain protocol. I write regulary about cryptocurrencies, technology, life, gaming, and the latest ideas floating around the cypherpunk sphere.
Read more about me and my works - contact me raul@prysmaticlabs.com

About Me

My background story and how I got here

Hi. My name is Raul and I am an individual passionate about building the decentralized web and contributing to a future where blockchain technology radically transforms our daily lives.

“why we make the things we make says a lot about us”

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Originally from San Pedro Sula, Honduras, I studied Computer Science at Harvard University, where I learned how important it is to harness the power of machines to craft technology people want.

I currently co-lead a team, Prysmatic Labs, working on implementing the core Ethereum blockchain protocol , including its major scalability upgrades using Proof of Stake and Sharding. My team has received over $1,500,000 in donations and grants alone. We have created a project named Prysm fully open source as the future, production-quality client for Ethereum 2.0.

While at Harvard, I started my own company called Kynplex that made it easy for anyone to stay updated on the latest scientific trends. In 2016, I received the Thiel Fellowship: a $100k grant that allowed me to take 2 years off school to pursue my passions.

Thanks to the fellowship, I got into Ethereum and now I am a blockchain developer interested in building core improvements to the protocol including Proof of Stake, Sharding, and new models of state execution.

In my free time, I love spending time by the water of beautiful lake Michigan, practicing Chinese calligraphy, and spending quality with my love, Jiaqi Mai.

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